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Sports News of Monday, 1 July 2019


LIVE UPDATES: Senegal vs Kenya (2019 AFCON)

Hello good evening and welcome to the last group stage game in Group C. And it promises to be fireworks.

Algeria is the only team in the group that has their place in the next round confirmed and Senegal and Kenya will have to battle it out for qualification.

Kenya have never scored a goal against Senegal in AFCON in three previous meetings and have only managed a draw and lost twice.

Kenya coach Sebastien Migne has admitted that his side are minnows in this contest but will give everything for victory.

“We know that from time to time, the mentality of Senegalese players may have some weaknesses. I hope that will be the case on Monday, as they are under pressure. If our system works, we can hurt our opponents very much.

“They have a lot of experience and in my opinion, they are the biggest favourites for the tournament. It will be a difficult match but we are ready for it.”

Coach Aliou Cisse has promised an attacking game against Kenya, saying it will be the only way to get the result they want.

“I have a much more precise idea about what we are capable of but we will not be looking for a revolutionary approach against Kenya, just attacking to make sure we win.

Kenya have won two of their last three Afcon games, losing the other while Senegal have lost just one out of their last six Afcon matches.

Senegal have been boosted by the return of Idrissa Gana Gueye and Ismaila Sarr who missed the game against Algeria. Algeria will play Tanzania in a dead-rubber tie.

Games start at 7:00

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